Burnout is fast becoming the next epidemic. As a connected nation, subjected to constant stimulation combined with high levels of stress, thanks to a global pandemic, we are all in need of some help on how to live and thrive in this post pandemic world.
The Times+ Life Lessons Festival with The Times & The Sunday Times (9-11 September) is bringing together the most brilliant minds and thought leaders to help us do exactly that. The festival’s stellar line-up features over 100 speakers all sharing their stories, ideas and attitudes on how we can take back control of our health, wealth and happiness.
The Life Lessons With main stage will see the likes of Louis Theroux, Anya Hindmarch CBE, Paloma Faith, Caitlin Moran, Steven Bartlett, Rankin, Jay Blades MBE and many more come together to share their well-informed stories, advice and real-life experiences to inspire, enlighten and entertain.
The In Good Company stage offers a series of discussions and debates from leading health, wellbeing, cultural and business mentors. While leaders in travel, sport, adventure and self-discovery will share their real-life stories overcoming adversity on the Discovery Stage.
Those looking for intimate talks with experts on personal development can take part in the Times+ Masterclass Series. Explore ways to improve and adapt lifestyle choices with topics such as ‘How to overcome imposter syndrome’, ‘How to get your glow back’ and ‘How to build a healthy brain’.
Creativity and wellbeing are intrinsically linked, and the festival is bursting with engaging immersive features, displays and installations. The sensational world-first Sensory Slowdown will captivate festival goers with a unique multi-sensory immersive journey. Devised by renowned innovator and sensory designer Ari Peralta, in collaboration with Mycoocoon, the experience combines light, scent, sound and touch to enable visitors to unwind and discover ways to live optimally.
The Rewriting Extinction ‘Save the World’ digital gallery sponsored by DUG, brings the planet together by harnessing the power of storytelling to focus on species extinction and biodiversity and share simple ways in which we can act and make a difference.
Conceptual artist and poet Robert Montgomery will bring a powerful piece of word art, alongside portraits and tales of endeavour, exploration and resilience by SoulKind and the much loved All On The Board will bring their day brightening London Underground messages to cheer and amuse.
The last few years have seen our homes become our office, gym, restaurant and spa. Now restrictions have eased, our appetite to reconnect has never been stronger and the festival social spaces are designed to expand our minds and celebrate and rediscover the beauty of the world around us.
The Retreat offers a calm sanctuary for visitors to rejuvenate the body and mind, or refuel after busy talks at The Terrace and rehydrate at The Supernacular Bar with delights created by flavour consultant Jack Sotti. The Garden is an al-fresco option at Lewis Cubitt Park perfect for picnics and relaxing between talks and experiences.
Around Town offers a host of free events showcasing the newest innovations, concepts and techniques in the world of wellbeing. The Lifestyle Lab at The Fore, offers free workshops tackling everyday stresses of modern life, from insomnia to stress and burnout and The Happiness Lab at The Frame has fitness sessions embracing happiness through movement and exercise.
Whether searching for inspiration, wanting to learn from experts or simply fancy rejuvenating your life the Times+ Life Lessons Festival will enlighten, entertain and engage all who visit, in a truly spectacular setting.
Tickets are available now at lifelessonsfestival.com
Purchase your Standard Entry Ticket for £20, and then Curate Your Day by adding the Main Stage, In Good Company and Masterclass session starting from £15
*Standard Entry Tickets allow all ticketholders access to all Festival spaces, our two immersive experiences and art installations, access to our social spaces, as well as benefiting from local discounts and offers in our digital goodie bags.